Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homemade Makeup Remover

I am so pumped to share this post, but I apologize I was not clever enough to come up with a fun title, a day full of work must have zapped some of my brain cells.

I found this tutorial for making an inexpensive, homemade eye makeup remover. I have never really used makeup remover. I usually skip that step and head straight to the face wash. But I've used it from time to time, and I'm a pretty big fan. So I decided to make my own. This blogger was pretty stoked about her recipe, so I was sold.

I went to Target and gathered the items I needed.

Empty bottles
Baby Shampoo
Baby Oil

I purchased mini bottles of the shampoo and oil, in case it did not work.

In my big measuring cup, I mixed one cup of water with 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of baby shampoo and 1/8 of a teaspoon of baby oil.

I poured the dirty water look alike into my cute little bottles.

Now time to test it out!

I made sure I used very dark eyeshadow, black eyeliner (top and bottom) and lots of mascara.

I felt really dumb taking pictures of myself like this. So this face made me feel better.

I loaded up my cotton pad with my fresh makeup remover.

This is what it looked like after the one swipe I was promised would remove it all.

Two Swipes.

Three Swipes.

Still lots of eyeliner. (This is not waterproof or life-proof eyeliner, either.)

So I scrubbed and swiped a million times. This is the result.

Then I did the other eye.

So, overall it works. Just not as quickly as it should. I was hoping for a miraculous beauty product, but alas, that's not how life works. This turned out to be a big 'Oh Well.' I'll still probably use it, and make another batch, but I won't be peddling any to my friends. At least it only cost me about 3 dollars.

This is my 'Oh Well' face.

P.S. - After a few days - the makeup remover settles and looks creepy. If you decide to make this on your own, be sure to shake before you use it.


  1. I have always just used straight baby oil on a cotton like a charm and moisturizes as well....

  2. B- I've heard of that. The blogger where I got this 'recipe' from mentioned a lot of her readers warned her that baby oil was not good to put on faces or on one's body at all. I'm going to look into why people think that. If I don't feel their evidence is strong, I'll probably do the same thing!

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